13. The Wedding Guests Were Waiting

The wedding guests were waiting
but all the wine was gone,
so Mary went to Jesus,
"Please help our friends, my son."
Then Jesus said, "Bring water."
He turned it into wine,
and thus revealed his power.
It was the first great sign.

The father was a Gentile,
a Roman soldier too,
an enemy and stranger
to any faithful Jew,
but still he begged of Jesus,
"Come heal my dying boy."
"Believe in me, " said Jesus.
"He lives to bring you joy."

When everyone was hungry
and no one seemed to care,
a boy came forward, smiling,
"I have this food to share."
He gave his bread to Jesus,
his fish, though they were small.
Then Jesus blessed his offering,
and lo, it fed them all!

A mother shows compassion,
a father trusts God's way,
a child finds joy in sharing--
such are the signs today
that Christ still lives among us
and through love's faithful deeds,
works miracles and wonders
to meet our deepest needs.

Text Information
First Line: The wedding guests were waiting
Title: The Wedding Guests Were Waiting
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (1997)
Publication Date: 1999
Meter: 76.76 D
Scripture: John 4:46-54; John 6:1-14
Topic: Jesus: Healing; Jesus: Miracles; Women in the Bible: Mary
Source: Time Now to Gather
Language: English
Notes: This can be sung in canon with Orff accompaniment. Alternate Tunes: MUNICH, LANCASHIRE
Copyright: © 1998 Abingdon Press
Tune Information
Name: SIGNS TODAY
Composer: John D. Horman (1997)
Meter: 76.76 D
Key: F Major
Source: Time Now to Gather
Copyright: © 1998 Abingdon Press






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